May 29, 2023

In this episode, I discuss a medication known as losartan (Cozaar).

Hey everybody welcome back to drug talk my name is garrett campbell in today’s video we’re going to be doing a more simplified version of a video that we covered in the past on low certain and we’re starting right now just keep in mind that this channel is for information purposes only so the first thing to discuss in this presentation is what low certain is used for

So low certain treats high blood pressure it reduces the risk of stroke in patients with high blood pressure and an enlarged heart it treats kidney disease in patients with diabetes we’ll now discuss how to use low certain so first off take your medicine as directed your dose may need to change several times to find what works best for you drink plenty of fluid if

You exercise sweat more than usual or have diarrhea or vomiting and read and follow the patient instructions that come with this medication talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions so what happens if you miss a dose so take a dose as soon as you remember but if it is almost time for your next dose skip the mist dose and take the regular dose at

The regular time never take extra medication to make up for a missed dose store this medication in a closed container at room temperature away from heat moisture and direct light we’ll now discuss some warnings associated with low certain though it is not safe to take this medication during pregnancy it could harm an unborn baby so tell your doctor right away if

You become pregnant this medication can lower your blood pressure too much especially when you first use it or if you are dehydrated so stand or sit up slowly if you feel lightheaded or dizzy tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding or if you have kidney disease liver disease congestive heart failure or diabetes also tell your doctor if you have angioedema that

Was caused by blood pressure medication your doctor will check progress and effects of the medication at regular visits so be sure to keep all your appointments we’ll now discuss some side effects or adverse events in these cases if you were to experience any of these you would want to get in touch with a physician right away so if you had an allergic reaction

Which could present as itching or hives swelling in your face or hands swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat chest tightness or trouble breathing if there is a change in how much or how often you urinate there’s confusion weakness an uneven heartbeat trouble breathing numbness or tingling in your hands or feet or lips if you have lightheadedness dizziness

Or fainting or rapid weight gain swelling in your hands or ankles all right everybody that’s all we’re going to talk about today with low certain as always i’m very thankful you took the time to get by and watching my videos if you found the information valuable you’d like to help grow this channel remember you can like the videos share the videos most importantly

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